101 Degrees Fahrenheit
By Eva Gale
Free at Smashwords
This ebook is only for readers 18 years and older.
101 Degrees Fahrenheit has 55 reviews and rated an average of 4.06 out of 5 (as of today), and this info made me really want to read it to see what the praise was about.
In many cases, books by us indie authors don’t have any reviews. And when there are reviews, only a handful are there. It’s something we very much appreciate.
Okay, my plug for reviews is over. Helpful to this book is probably that it’s free to read, so you don’t have to risk any cash if you’ve never read Eva Gale before. And it was published several years ago (2009). I have no idea if the book has been free the entire time, though.
The book is well worth those many reviews. It’s hot, and not just because of the title. Yes, it takes place during a steamy summer day when the air conditioner breaks at the barber shop where the female character works. Kathy Roberts works at the barber shop called Great Headz, which I’m sure would attract a great deal of customers should it actually exist. It’s a lot catchier than Hair Cuttery.
Kathy has one last customer for a haircut, and things get steamier on this hot summer day. Because the last customer is a sexy hunk of a guy, a mechanic clad in jeans (which I’m sure makes the day even hotter for him).
Turns out that the last customer is Kathy’s husband, Dean. I’m not letting out a big spoiler here, because this news comes out soon into the story.
This discovery allows for a deeper story. Because this married couple has had problems, and Dean is working hard to keep his marriage.
And he works really hard at it, given what he does in the story.
The mentions of the deeper story gave the book more depth than two characters meeting in a single scene and just getting it on — which is a lot of erotica, and that can be entertaining. But having some back story to Kathy and Dean offers more substance, and I enjoyed that. Hell, there could’ve been more back story, and I wouldn’t have complained.
The book’s description:
On the hottest day of the summer Kathy Robert’s airconditoner breaks at her barber shop, Great Headz, and she still has one more customer. It’s hot and sticky, but he’s not going anywhere.
And he wants more than a trim.